Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1993 Alison Krauss was introduced by Garth Brooks as she becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry?

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It’s true! Check out this Alison Krauss video!

Here are 5 interesting facts about Alison Krauss.

  • She was encouraged by her parents to pursue music. She was just 5 years old when she started playing classical violin.
  • She won the Illinois State Fiddle Championship when she was 12 years old.
  • She signed first record contract at age 14 with Rounder Records.
  • In 1993, at age 21, became the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • As of 2010, has a career total of 27 Grammy Awards, more than any other female artist in history.